Comment 2VJY Management will not listen while everyone suffers


Open floor plans in office space: more loss than gain


Management will not listen while everyone suffers (Score: 4, Insightful)

by on 2014-12-04 13:30 (#2VJY)

I have worked in a few open offices and visited many. They can range from very bad to sort of okay. If designed correctly with teams organised to compliment each other it can be quite good. This never happens, or is ripped apart within a few years.

Paranoia is rife. You hear everyone talking. Everyone can see everyone else's monitors which tends to end up that you watch someone across the floor surf the net all day. All it takes is for one exhibitionist, loud mouth, megaphone personality or uncontrolled cackler and your work becomes. punctuated. by. sound. which. is. really. annoying. Nothing can be said which hasn't been said before. It sucks.

If you have never experienced an open plan office then be thankful and do what you can to avoid them.


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2014-12-06 18:27 Insightful +1
2014-12-04 17:27 Insightful +1
2014-12-09 11:51 Insightful +1

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